BE KIND TO THE PLANET. BE KIND TO EACH OTHER.
"Every day there is an opportunity
to learn something new.
Don't be afraid to ask questions.
Yes, you can be an artist and a scientist.
You can be anything... but it takes hard work!"
Laura Knight is an award-winning children's book author, a surfer, creator of Friendly Planet Club, and an animal lover who lives in Southern California. She wrote "Kid Astronaut" to inspire children to discover adventurous careers in science and technology. Her unique choice-based format was designed to empower children to think about how their decisions can affect the outcome of the story.
Her fascination and appreciation for our planet is rooted in her childhood experience attending a Science Magnet Elementary School focused on an Earth and Life Science themed curricula. This is her second book which incorporates real science facts and photos to incite learning through imaginative, fictional tales.
The art of storytelling has always been Laura's passion, encouraging children to 'be your best' through heroic and unforgettable characters. She spent 15+ years as an accomplished Art Director in the toy industry, managing many popular children's brands. She stays busy visiting libraries and schools, sharing her message to "Be kind to the planet. Be kind to each other." by encouraging conversations with children about kindness and ocean conservation.
Authors Festival - Huntington Beach Library
For ages: 7 - 10
Themes: space travel, teamwork, courage, innovation
Connecting Themes for Educators: Reader's Theater Script, real and make-believe, using creativity in life interests, scientific inventions, transportation, communication, social development: individual/group responsibility, problem solving and space exploration.
2018 BEST BOOK AWARDS
Finalist: Children's Fiction Softcover
For ages: 4 - 7
Themes: protecting oceans and marine life, conservation, recycle, kindness, helping each other, and ecology
2017 BEST BOOK AWARDS
Winner: Children's Educational
2017 IFERS International Writers Awards
Winner: Children's Environmental Stewardship
Listen to an Author Interview on
Jedlie's Podcast "Reading with your Kids"